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ImpactBank's the Kickass Koach is hosted by Roxanne "Rox" Bartel. Rox uses stories and tips to support your thinking and exploration as a workplace leader.

Rox is a leadership coach & mentor and Performance Consultant who supports leaders as they move into a new role helping them to navigate the early stages of the opportunity effectively avoiding common mistakes.

As a Performance Consultant, Rox helps organizations assess, create, and sustain engaging workplace cultures that are happy and healthy. Along with a specialized consortium of professionals, we surface opportunities for innovation and growth, helping you build your capacity to leverage your workplace cultures and achieve your desired results.

Nov 27, 2017

Speaking up boldly when members of the team OR even a client treat people contrary to your values is a decision you must make as a leader. Just espousing certain beliefs in your mission or vision statement or including them in your published list of values is NOT enough. Leaders of substance will speak up and call out bad behavior including tasteless jokes, inappropriate name calling or touching. 

In this Globe and Mail article, as I mention in the episode, the author asserts that comments or incidents that may, at first, seem harmless, if not handled thoughtfully by leadership, can snowball into bigger challenges and the creation of a toxic culture. Get ahead of the situation and keep big issues from developing by handling them early and boldly.

Next week's FQT (Fall Quick Tip); the Hint:  everyone is shocked at what they are seeing or hearing, but everyone around them seems to believe it's normal so it's just easier to believe that too, so IT persists.

Hey while you're here, learn a bit about the new course I've been testing in late 2017 called it takes Grit. I've been contracted to deliver the basics of this course at a few professional conferences and professional associations in both  2017 and 2018 and I plan to deliver the course in both classroom environments and on-line later in 2018.

Connect with me on LI and send me your questions or add a comment to one of my posts there- here's my LINKEDIN PROFILE  

How can I help you on-board your middle or senior leaders more successfully?

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Whether it's about systems or leadership skills, my mission is to help senior leaders make their workplace more productive, inclusive and innovative.

My Passion Initiative: to eradicate violence against women and girls in Canada is zeroing in starting Fall 2017 to improve gender-based conversations AND  make a dent in sexual harrasment in the workplace.

It turns out the infamous #GoogleMemo was just the beginning this year and my choice to focus on Sexual Harassment in the #RRT this fall and winter was prophet. Who knew the conversation about sexual misconduct in professional settings would erupt so fully this fall!?

In #Toronto? Be part of one of the #RRTs learn more HERE. Not in Toronto? I'd love to connect with you to discuss how you can help us spread the word with #RRTs in your community.

To join the #RRT mailing list and receive updates and our quarterly newsletter - click HERE

The #RRTs are BACK with scheduled conversations from September 2017 - February 2018 - we'd love to meet you there and have a conversation- check out our Eventbrite page - share it and book mark it for yourself.